1. Future Imperfect: Science, Technology, and the Imaginations of Modernity
2. Cecil Rhodes and the Making of a Sociotechnical Imaginary for South Africa
William K. Storey
3. Our Monsters, Ourselves: Reimagining the Problem of Knowledge in Cold War America
Michael A. Dennis
4. Imagining a Modern Rwanda: Sociotechnical Imaginaries, Information Technology, and the Postgenocide State
5. Keeping Technologies Out: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Formation of Austria’s Technopolitical Identity
6. Remembering the Future: Science, Law and the Legacy of Asilomar
J. Benjamin Hurlbut
7. Social Movements and Contested Sociotechnical Imaginaries in South Korea
8. Building from the Outside In: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Civil Society in New Order Indonesia
9. Guerilla Engineers: The Internet and the Politics of Freedom in Indonesia
10. Consuming Biotechnology: Genetically Modified Rice in China
Nancy N. Chen
11. Imaginaries of Science and Society: Framing Nanotechnology Governance in Germany and the United States
Regula Valérie Burri
12. Corporate Imaginaries of Biotechnology and Global Governance: Syngenta, Golden Rice, and Corporate Social Responsibility
13. Globalizing Security: Science and the Transformation of Contemporary Political Imagination
Clark A. Miller
14. Global Health Security and the Pathogenic Imaginary
15. Imagined and Invented Worlds
"The individual essays in Dreamscapes are uniformly interesting and well researched, and Jasanoff’s opening essay offers a sophisticated overview of a wide body of literature. The collection offers a valuable addition to scholarship at the intersection of STS, SHOT, Politics and Science Policy, and I expect will become widely read."
Judy Wajcman, author of Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism
"The essays in Dreamscapes of Modernity address the ways in which individuals, states, universities, and various corporate bodies conceptualize scientific and technological matters while translating this knowledge into visions for productive social, political, and technical change. Jasanoff and Kim offer a lucid and subtle analysis of the role of science and technology in producing norms, knowledges, and visions that cement relations of power. What is at stake in this very fine volume is a fundamental understanding of how social systems change or endure, cohere or fall apart."
Wiebe E. Bijker, author of Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs
"Here is a volume that succeeds at the difficult task of treating all societies symmetrically, whether in the global north, south, east, and west. Through the lens of sociotechnical imaginaries the authors show us telling comparisons between Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The result is a convincing deconstruction of the standard image of modernization and an equally convincing plea to engage in constructive politics. This volume should be obligatory reading for anyone engaging with how societies and science and technology shape each other and thereby our futures."
Michael M. J. Fischer, author of Anthropological Futures
"A valuable humanistic collection connecting the social history of science and the anthropology of science and technology with Jasanoff's signature contributions bridging science and technology studies, power, and the construction of social legitimacy."
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